Lexus has announced a voluntary recall of roughly 650 2013 GS 350 F Sport models over a potential issue with one of the electronic control units.

When the vehicle is parked with the steering wheel turned, the calibration of the ECU for the Variable Gear Ratio Steering can cause the steering wheel to "become off-centered" if the car is immediately restarted.

Lexus will be notifying owners in early June, at which time they can take their cars to the dealer to have the ECU recalibrated free of charge. Scroll down for the press release.
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Lexus Announces Voluntary Safety Recall of Certain 2013 Model Year GS 350 F Sport RWD Vehicles

On May 16, 2012, Lexus filed a Defect Information Report (DIR) with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicating it will conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 650 – early 2013 model year GS 350 F Sport Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) vehicles to update the Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS) electronic control unit (ECU) calibration.

On certain early 2013 model year GS 350 F-Sport RWD vehicles, the ECU for the VGRS system could cause the steering wheel to become off-centered when restarting the vehicle immediately after the vehicle is parked with the steering wheel turned. Dealers will update the VGRS ECU calibration to address the condition.

Owners of the involved vehicles will receive a safety recall notification by first-class mail beginning in early June 2012.

Any authorized Lexus dealer will perform this update at no charge to the vehicle owner. The repair is expected to take approximately 30 minutes depending on the dealer's schedule.

No other Toyota or Lexus models are covered by this safety recall.


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      Famsert
      • 2 Years Ago
      lol@ the usual prepubescent trolls calling this car ugly. This is actually a really good looking car that only looks better in person.
        Jonathan Arena
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Famsert
        seriously? It looks like a camry with a Predator mouth. Awful.
          Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Jonathan Arena
          They actually look quite nice in person. Probably my favorite lexus and the interior is what really stands out for me.
        Differentberries
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Famsert
        That car is ugly and you know it. Everything aft of the front facade looks as generic and bloated as it could be. The facade itself looks like a mutilated vagina.
      1STH
      • 2 Years Ago
      the ECU is attempting to crash the car head-on----in a desperate attempt to make the car less ugly!
      NamorF-Pro
      • 2 Years Ago
      People need to stop hatin'! Despite the rather awkward looks, this car is the best in its class. Not everyone's perfect. And the ECU update is like getting a new update on your smart phone. It's not a big deal.... Look at BMW, their recalls were for much more serious and life threatening faults like the airbags or headrests. Lexus is still the most reliable brand.
        Maddoxx
        • 2 Years Ago
        @NamorF-Pro
        This face is so ugly a mother couldn't even love it. And the rear styling does not match the aggressive mouth. Big design fail no consistency on design. The Interior looks like its trying to copy its German competitors. There's really no inspiration for this design just bits and pieces thrown together.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @NamorF-Pro
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        Kela Stein
        • 2 Years Ago
        @NamorF-Pro
        welcome to America where everyone is entitled to voice their opinion regarding this horrible mistake
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      Recalls...recalls...recalls... Is that all you hear about recently? What ever happened to quality control?
        Andre Neves
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        Ooo looks like I hit a nerve. Are people THAT ignorant that they choose to ignore the abundance of recalls issued by manufacturers in recent years? I wasn't referring to one specific manufacturer.
      Tommy303
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wonderful...maybe Toyota can do something about that hideous front end next!!
      rmkensington
      • 2 Years Ago
      A wacky front end does not make lexus cool again.
      Luis Pagán
      • 2 Years Ago
      in before Nationalistic BUY AMERICAN slogan. also Toyota, what the hell's wrong with you lately. you're now the Japanese GM.
        Dick
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Luis Pagán
        Ever notice how the media never reports on all the GM recalls? Americans would go nut when the relize out number Toyota's 2 to 1.
        Prithvi
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Luis Pagán
        LMAO, Japanese G? No, Toyota doesn't produce horrendous cars that crap out after 30k miles, that are cheaply made , and made by a company that supports our beloved terrorist liberal communist in cheif Hussien Obama, like G
        Prithvi
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Luis Pagán
        LMAO, Japanese G? No, Toyota doesn't produce horrendous cars that crap out after 30k miles, that are cheaply made , and made by a company that supports our beloved terrorist liberal communist in cheif Hussien Obama, like GM
      muspod
      • 2 Years Ago
      Shouldn't hurt Toyota that bad being that they haven't very many of these ugly things.. Makes me wonder why anyone would buy one?..
      johnnythemoney
      • 2 Years Ago
      So much for boring Toyotas! Spicy!
        Prithvi
        • 2 Years Ago
        @johnnythemoney
        LOL you call Toyotas boring? Copared to the **** that Governent motors, Fix or repair daily, and Italian motors is producing? Well better boring than unreliable and cheaply made.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Prithvi
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          paul3230
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Prithvi
          Toyotas ARE boing. A couple of swipes at GM doesn't automatically make me think Lexus is cool.
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      Ak74
      • 2 Years Ago
      Where are the people who always bragging about the awesome reliability of japanese cars? Every car manufacturer has recalls so stop this nonsense
        Radwon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ak74
        Why not brag about the reliability? If you owned something which never broke and never let you down, wouldn't you want to tell the world about it? Agree with you, every car manufacturer has recalls, this one isn't even newsworthy.
      Schadenfreude
      • 2 Years Ago
      That thing looks EVIL.
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